Lester Buckley, the son of Alene and James Buckley, returns annually to Germany where he instructs riders and works with problem horses. Buckley puts his
Lester Buckley, the son of Alene and James Buckley, returns annually to Germany where he instructs riders and works with problem horses. Buckley puts his Westphalian Stallion through the paces at the German Equestrian Center where he also trains Trakehners, Hanoverians, Holsteiners and even the famous Lipizzane stallions. ((Courtesy photo))
Lester Buckley's prospects for living a happy life didn't look good until he came to live in the Graham area.

Before he came to live with his uncle, James Buckley, and aunt Alene Buckley at Murray, he had been shuffled around among relatives in Desdemona.

“Finding Harmony,” an article in the July 2013 issue of “The Western Horseman,” tells how the cowboy mixes the lessons he learned early in life to communicate with ranch and cutting horses.

His favorite animals were horses and by the time he was a man, he discovered he didn't like agribusiness or making a living horses and cattle.

Today Buckley is an internationally known horse trainer who lives in Hawaii. So much has gone into his vocation and the magnitude of his knowledge about horses that they could easily fill a book.